“We knew we were working on a polarising game, and while there’s no way to communicate that, I thought we were making it clear that No Man’s Sky was a weird lonely experience. But some people were looking at our trailers and thinking it was Star Wars, when really it’s more like 2001!”
This is a Sean Murray quote from a recent Games Rader interview and it kind of makes me sad. This is the type of game I always thought they were trying to sell and it’s the game I wanted. I remember the original pitch was basically “1970s scifi art but a video game”.
So, I feel like this new update pretty much scraps all that to go with the Star Wars style game that I guess most people wanted it to be. I liked all the mystery and loneliness of No Man’s Sky because it really did feel like an old scifi book cover. It might not have anything to do with whats in the book but the covers were always mysterious “who is that character? What is the building in the background? who lives on that planet on the horizon?” But now everything in game is known. The player character are all just aliens from this galaxy and not a mystery. People are owning big capital ships and building bases and it feels like all awe and mystery have been lost.